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Title:Model predictive scheduling for container terminals
Authors:F.B. van Boetzelaer, T.J.J. van den Boom, R.R. Negenborn

Conference:19th IFAC World Congress (IFAC WC'14)
Address:Cape Town, South Africa
Date:August 2014

Abstract:In container terminals ships are loaded and unloaded. In this paper the problem of scheduling quay cranes, stack cranes, and vehicles used for the transport of containers between quay side and stack is discussed. In particular, we propose to model the container transport in a terminal using a switching max-plus linear model description to account for the synchronizations between the cranes and the vehicles. The scheduling problem is formulated using this formalism and subsequently recast as a mixed integer linear programming problem. We apply the developed techniques in a number of test cases to illustrate the potential of the approach.

Reference:F.B. van Boetzelaer, T.J.J. van den Boom, R.R. Negenborn. Model predictive scheduling for container terminals. In Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress (IFAC WC'14), Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 5091-5096, August 2014.
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